RFA - Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders & Agribusinesses (CASA) Technical Assistance Facility.

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 27 April 2021
  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 9 June 2021

Job Description

The selected consultant/firm will design a cost-effective smallholder farmer training and extension model, using an existing base of materials and manuals to be tailored to meet Countryside’s specific needs and requirements. The training strategy, methodology and delivery plan will then be implemented by Countryside’s dairy hub extension team over a one-year pilot across 2 dairy hub locations.

A core component of the technical design of the dairy hub model is the development of a farmer segmentation and loyalty tier system. Central to the dairy hub concept is a low-cost opportunity to generate farmer loyalty as the farmers realise the value to their net incomes through the hub’s extension, procurement and add-on services. It is essential for the financial sustainability of the model to allocate scarce training resources to farmers in the hub’s catchment area, so that the support is optimised to farmers that are consistent and reliable through increased sales to company. Scope of work Contract consultancy to develop a dairy hub farmer training model, set-up a pilot and provide implementation support.

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About the Organization

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

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